Definition of dunghill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəNGˌhil/
(also dungheap)


A heap of dung or refuse, especially in a farmyard.
Example sentences
  • The clothing and bedding of plague victims are particularly dangerous, as are wooden buildings, earthen floors, rubbish heaps, and dunghills.
  • Police have whittled down a long list of suspects to just a handful in the hunt for the killer of a schoolgirl whose beaten body was found on a dungheap exactly 40 years ago today.
  • If we neatly dispose of our bodily waste products, we more easily forget that we are made of stuffs that end up on the dungheap.

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Syllabification: dung·hill

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